Hello fellow educators,
I've been hearing a lot recently that many students struggle with Algebra 1 in the US. The dropout rate is supposedly very high and some educators argue that Algebra 1 and higher math should be pulled from the school system because it's just "too hard" for students.
Does anyone here know the actual failure rates of 9th graders in Algebra 1? I'm looking for anything recent within the past few years. Furthermore, how many students drop out of high school because they struggle in math? Any help is appreciated!